Hong Kong’s beauty industry has introduced a slew of measures that it says will protect customers, including an arbitration committee and a quality services scheme, according to a story in the South China Morning Post.

New benchmarks for salons will be set forth by the Federation of Beauty Industry, Hong Kong.

This move will include a quality mark for salons that meet professional benchmarks set forth by the industry and will be assessed by the Federation of Beauty Industry, Hong Kong.

However, it will do nothing to clarify the blurred lines between health, beauty and medical treatment —a loophole highlighted by the deaths of two women receiving liposuction and blood transfusion beauty treatments, and another having electrotherapy at private clinics over the past few years.

The clinics in breach of the best practices will be expected to opt out of the industry’s attempt to put its house in order.

The federation believes that only a licensed medical regime will safeguard potentially vulnerable people.

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